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good morning everyone

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:15

As Dave has said depends which conifer and how much you are taking off. Some conifers will not regrow if you cut too far back. If you post a photo someone should be able to advise you better.

Who's poo? (Hedgehog?)

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 11:13

I put out ready made hedgehog food which looks like cat biscuits with the catchy title of ...'The Right Food For ...Hedgehogs'  which is very popular with my hedgehogs. Available from big branches of Tescos and Wilkos.

Climber for shady wall?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 19:10

I can't see the leaves clearly but if you post another picture of the leaves, I'm sure we could identify it for you. It looks like an evergreen. I'm guessing but maybe a pyracantha...

Climber for shady wall?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:51

Are you sure that is a climbing hydrangea opposite? Mine is only just coming into leaf and the foliage is much brighter than yours.

Sick looking Weigela

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:48

Has it been water logged over winter? This could have caused its leaves to drop. If not, give it a good feed and mulch with organic matter.

Climber for shady wall?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:40

The shrub you have is a winter flowering jasmine - jasmiine nudiflorum.It will respond well to being cut hard back now if you want to keep some of it.

You could plant a climbing Hydrangea  - Hydrangea petiolaris

 which like the jasmine can be cut back to keep it close to the wall and shaped around the windows. Bright green foliage followed by white panicles of flowers in May , yellow foliage in autumn and a tapestry of rich brown branches in winter. Takes some time before it clings to the wall my itself but grows quite quickly. 

Mystery Plant

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 18:29

Looks like Kalanchoe or Flaming Katy.

any thoughts for long thin stretch next to driveway?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:02

I'm thinking along the same lines as Dove but wondering if there are any bulbs you could under plant with to give seasonal interest. Looking around the natural landscape and in other people's gardens where you live - can you see what bulbs or low growing ground cover plants that  thrive and do well?

What on earth is this climber? Any help much appreciated

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 22:55

It's a jasmine. Can't tell until it flowers which variety but I'm guessing the flowers will be white.

Please help

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:08

Hi Gareth. Could you post some pics of your patch. Also it would be useful to know what size your plot is.We don't want to advise you to dig the whole thing over when you have an acre but if it is only a few metres square.....Are the overhanging trees yours, a neighbours, the council's and what kind of trees are they? What direction does the garden face? What kind of a garden would you like - what would you use it for?

Sorry for all the questions but you will get more relevant and better answers with more detail.  

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